Why Study In New Zealand...

New Zealand offers the perfect combination of high quality education, life and employment opportunities for overseas students. Coupled with the lesser costs and international recognition of its qualification, NZ essentially offers “Best of Both Worlds” qualifications. New Zealand Qualifications have a reputation for being practical and modern. New Zealands education system is based on the prestigious British system. There are wide range of study opportunities including state administered primary, secondary schools, universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and private training establishments. The polytechnics in NZ are known for the programs which are “Ready to Enter the Job Markets”. Moreover 7 of the 8 Universities in New Zealand have consistently featured in the top 500 Universities across the globe. Students are given a visa to search for a job after completion of their course and also have a good opportunity to Migrate.

Top Courses
A master of business administration (MBA) is a graduate degree achieved at a university or college that provides theoretical and practical training to help graduates gain a better understanding of general business management functions.
IT (Computer Science):
In general, computer science degrees deal with the theoretical foundations of information and computation, taking a scientific and practical approach to computation and its applications.
Masters of Engineering Studies in Geotechnical Engineering:
Completing the Master of Engineering Studies in Geotechnical Engineering will greatly enhance your ability to practice in the geotechnical engineering field by extending your education in your area of specialization and upgrading your current skills and training. 
Hotel Management:
The Bachelor’s Degree in International Hotel Management prepares students to enter the world of hospitality as leaders and managers with a strategic approach to business. It combines management theory with hands-on hospitality courses, professional internships and a business specialization. 
Professional Cooking:
This course involves inculcating advanced cookery skills and administrative management skills. It involves indulging in techniques such as specialization in Patisserie and Gastronomy. 
Education Cost
Tuition Fees:
New Zealand provides high quality courses with high standard of living at lower cost than Australia, UK, and USA. The costs below will give you an idea of how much spending money you will need in New Zealand as it can vary from city to city. Tuition fees vary from programme to programme.

Under Graduate Programmes

Tuition Fees (per year)

Arts / Humanities / Social Science / Commerce / Administration Management

20,000 – 24,000 NZ$

Computing / Mathematical Science

20,000 – 24,000 NZ$

Engineering & Technology

24,000 – 28,000 NZ$


Post Graduate Programmes

Tuition fees (per year)

Arts / Humanities / Social Science

24,000 – 28,000 NZ$

MBA & other Management programs

35,000 – 45,000 NZ$ Onwards


28,000 – 35,000 NZ$


Note: *The above figures are approximates only. Costs may differ.

Living Expenses:
Students can choose from Halls of Residence, Students Hostels, Dormitories, Homestay private apartments and flats. NZ$ 15,000 – 18,000 Per annum. This includes food, clothing, transport, entertainment and accommodation. Visa authorities expect a provision of NZ$ 15,000 towards living expenses.
Most educational institutions in New Zealand will assist you in finding accommodation while studying in New Zealand. There are various types of accommodation which are available to international students. These are like Halls of residence / Students Hostel, Homestay, Apartments / Flats. All students on finalizing institution, should refer to its website for accommodation arrangements.
Health Insurance:

It is strongly recommended that all international students obtain medical insurance cover because most temporary students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. A condition of your student visa is that you must have an adequate allowance and this should include coverage of medical costs. It is costing generally between NZ$ 500 – NZ$ 600.

Education System
Undergraduate Study In New Zealand: 
At most New Zealand universities the course of study for a Bachelor’s degree consists of a prescribed number of units, papers or courses. In each subject there are usually first-year (stage I or 100—level), second-year (stage 2 or 200 level) and third-year (stage 3 or 300 level) courses. A second year course may be commenced only after prescribed passes in the subject at stage I and a third-year course only after required passes in the subject at stage 2.
Postgraduate Study In New Zealand: The first degree a student is able to gain in New Zealand is as elsewhere, a Bachelors degree. With a completed Bachelor’s degree, a graduate may be able to go on to a Masters degree. These degrees may be awarded with honors, an indication both of the challenge the course presents and of the student’s achievement in it.
Postgraduate Diploma: A one-years full-time study, designed for graduates, which builds on the subject matter in the academic field of the previous degree.
Graduate Diploma: A 1 year, full-time course of study for graduates. It does not always require its students to have prior learning or experience in the subject matter of the diploma.
Master’s Degree: The Master’s degree is open to those who have completed a Bachelors degree. The course of study is usually of one or two year’s full-time study or its equivalent in part-time study. The work required normally builds upon the prior knowledge gained in the major part of the Bachelor’s degree, and most or all of it is in that discipline. It is at a more advanced level that is normally reflected in the content of the work; in the mode of teaching, which are likely to emphasis seminar presentation; and in provision of research experience for the candidate. A thesis is an account of a substantial piece of research. Many master’s degrees include a thesis component, and in some cases, particularly those that are taken after a four-year Bachelors (Honors) course, the degrees may be thesis-only. However increasingly Masters’ degrees by papers, or papers plus research, are becoming available. The successful student is expected to show, as the title implies, a real grasp of the subject, demonstrated by an understanding of the discipline, a capacity to reflect upon it, and an ability to undertake research into it.
Doctorate: New Zealand Doctoral Research scholarships are a significant educational opportunity. Doctorate programs generally take at least 3 years of full time study to complete. It is a fully research based degree. PHD students pay domestic tuition fee that is a ‘benefit’ of fee difference from international fees to domestic fees’. Scholarships are also awarded to the students on the basis of academic merit and research ability by the university. The scholarship’s doctoral degrees are in research in New Zealand universities. The scholarship funding covers international tuition fee, a monthly living allowance, travel, health, insurance, books and thesis allowance.
1University of Canterbury, NZ
2Victoria University of Wellington,  NZ
3National Technology Institute (NTEC), NZ
5Southern Institute of Technology, NZ
6Wellington Institute of Technology  (Weltec), NZ
7Whitireia Community Polytechnic, NZ
8AIS St Helens, NZ – UG & Diplomas
9TOI-OHOMAI Institute of Technology 
10AIS St Helens, NZ – MBA / PGDBA
11Nelson  Marlborough  Institute  of Technology (NMIT), NZ
12Ara Institute of Canterbury
13Unitec, NZ
15Pacific International Hotel Management School (PIHMS), NZ
16NZ Tertiary College
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